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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J. E. SAFRA

Gillis Peeters the Elder
 AN ESTUARY SCENE, WITH ROWING BOATS AND SMALL SAILING BOATS BEFORE A FORTIFIED HOUSE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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64

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF J. E. SAFRA

Gillis Peeters the Elder
 AN ESTUARY SCENE, WITH ROWING BOATS AND SMALL SAILING BOATS BEFORE A FORTIFIED HOUSE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 USD
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Gillis Peeters the Elder
ANTWERP 1612 - 1653
 AN ESTUARY SCENE, WITH ROWING BOATS AND SMALL SAILING BOATS BEFORE A FORTIFIED HOUSE
signed lower right: G.Peeters.
oil on canvas
46 by 78 3/4  in.; 117 by 200 cm.
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Provenance

The Most Hon. the Marquis of Waterford;
His sale, London, Sotheby's, 8 December 1971, lot 22;
There acquired by an anonymous collector;
By whose estate sold ("The Property of a Deceased's Estate"), London, Sotheby's, 22 April 2004, lot 85;
There acquired by the present collector. 

Catalogue Note

This ranks among the largest and most ambitious marines paintings by Gillis Peeters. A member of a Flemish family of marine and landscape painters, Gillis became a master of the Antwerp guild of St Luke in 1634 along with his brother Bonaventura, with whom he is known to have shared a studio in Antwerp. His oeuvre consists chiefly of landscapes, many of which reveal a debt to the work of Paul Bril, although he is perhaps best known for a small group of works depicting the coastline of Brazil, where he is believed to have traveled around 1637.

The present painting is one of a small number of marines produced by the artist, which are characterized by a greater refinement than found in the work of his brother Bonaventura Peeters. Although some of his earlier pictures are influenced by Andries van Eertvelt, the present work has moved beyond the mannerist tradition and is therefore likely to date to the latter part of the artist's career, during the 1640s or early 1650s.

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